Tag Archive for ‘ACS advocacy’
SurgeonsPAC’s impact on the 2022 midterm election cycle
The accomplishments of the SurgeonsPAC as of November 2021 are summarized.
Dateline: DC—June 2018
This month’s column provides an in-depth look at the College’s advocacy efforts related to the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act.
ACS Chapter Lobby Days Program: Surgeons work the halls of state capitols to advocate for the profession
The advocacy-related activities of several ACS chapters this year—many supported by the ACS Chapter Lobby Day Grant program—are summarized.
Key ACS issues, including health care reform, dominate 2017 Advocacy Summit
An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2017 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit summarizes key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.
Surgeons voice legislative priorities at 2016 Advocacy Summit
An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2016 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, is provided, including a summary of key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.
Political advocacy in surgery: The case for individual engagement
The successful efforts of two surgeon advocates are highlighted in this article, and guidelines for surgeons considering a role in health policy advocacy are provided.
A Fellow’s perspective on the Summit: Why are you here? To lead, to advocate, and to connect
Kathryn A. Hughes, MD, FACS, provides an ACS Fellow’s perspective on the 2015 Leadership & Advocacy Summit.
2015 Advocacy program: Attendees learn the power of a unified voice
An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2015 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, is provided including a summary of key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.
2014 Advocacy program: Attendees learn about traditions that influence legislative outcomes
Presented in conjunction with the ACS Leadership program, the Advocacy Summit is an opportunity to rally surgery’s collective grassroots advocacy voice. More than 280 surgeons attended meetings on Capitol Hill to confer with their legislators and congressional staff on key issues of importance to the College.
Health policy program produces surgeon advocates and leaders
This article summarizes the effectiveness of the Heller Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management as revealed by a survey of ACS Fellows who received scholarships from 2003 to 2012.